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Brisbane Portrait Prize, presented by Queensland Portrait Prize Ltd.

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Prize

BRISBANE PORTRAIT PRIZE

Celebrating contemporary portraiture

About the prize

Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. The sitter must also have a connection with Brisbane. (See terms and conditions and FAQs for more details) Two dimensional works only.

  • Entries are now closed.

  • Exhibition – 30 September – 31 October 2019

Categories

LORD MAYOR'S PRIZE $50,000

Entries in all other categories are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Prize

DIGITAL

$10,000

Any digitally created still work, including photography.

Supported by Accenture

SYLVIA JONES PRIZE FOR WOMEN ARTISTS

$5,000

Open to all women

Supported by the Clem Jones Foundation

COURIER-MAIL

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD 
$7,500

Chosen by popular vote from all finalists

Supported by the Courier-Mail

PERFORMING ARTS AND MUSIC AWARD

$7,500

Open to portraits featuring sitters in the performing arts and music
Supported by the Lister Family Foundation

What happens

Artists contact sitters and create artworks

Step 1

Artists fill in online entry form and upload image of their artwork, before midnight, 23 August

Step 2

Finalists selected

Step 3
Step 3

Finalists notified 

Step 4

Finalists’ artworks delivered to Brisbane Powerhouse

Step 5
Step 7

Winner of the Courier-Mail’s People’s Choice Award announced

Opening night, 10 October 2019. Winners of the Digital Category and the Sylvia Jones Prize for Women artists announced.

Overall winner of the Lord Mayor’s Prize announced.

Step 6
Step 8

Finalists collect artworks from Brisbane Powerhouse, November 1.